Inquiry summary – George Holley-Moore, Research and Policy Manager, ILC-UK – The Drink Wise, Age Well Inquiry

Over the last few weeks, ILC-UK, as part of the Drink Wise, Age Well partnership, have held three Inquiry sessions looking at the issue of alcohol-related harm in the over 50s population of the UK. The theme for this year of the programme is Employment, unemployment and retirement, and an Inquiry session was held on each of these three areas. Continue reading

The reform of nursing bursaries: does it add up?

The 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) saw a fundamental change to health higher education funding. It was announced that the NHS nursing bursaries were going to be replaced with the normal student loan system, effective from the 1st August 2017. Last week London Economics published an independent analysis of the impact of the removal of NHS bursaries on prospective students. This in-depth report provides a strong rebuke to the Government’s case for replacing nursing bursaries with the student loan system. This blog will attempt to review both sides of the debate.

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Person-centred care – what does it really stand for, and why do we need it today? 

Ageing populations across the world have resulted in health and social care services coming under increasing pressure as they attempt to treat and look after greater numbers of older people. In addition, social commentators have noted changing expectations amongst older people, an increasing number of whom expect to be more directly engaged in decisions about their health, and to be supported to self-manage their health, and in particular chronic conditions.
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